An opportunity for leadership by example
Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has suggested that the executives at AIG commit suicide over bonuses paid out. AIG has a loan, terms written by Congress (ha,ha,ha,ha,ha...). Total so far : $170,000,000,000. Congress has committed to spending of anywhere from $4,000,000,000,000-$7,000,000,000,000 (trillions, not mere billions). And Congress and the president are in a dither over a few millions?
My suggestion to Senator Grassley: you people under the Great Marble Dome think you can run businesses, banks, mortgages, car companies? Well, Senator Grassley, why not gather a contingent of your like minded Senators and Representatives and lead from the front? Show those AIG executives that those of you who can squander trillions can lead those who spend millions.